Getting back to winemaking

Tasting and topping up the barrels today, I'm very happy with the wine! #wine #winery #sovereignestatewine #waconia #minnesota #winemaking

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I was lucky enough to enjoy a few weeks away from the winery in January, and the wine has aged beautifully while I was gone. I’m very excited with what we have in the tanks and barrels now, which so far includes Estate La Crescent, Estate Marquette, Estate Frontenac Blanc (dry and sparkling), Frontenac Gris (dry and sweet), Frontenac Rosé (dry and Sweet), Seyval Blanc, and Cabernet Franc. Looking forward to finishing the wines and bottling in spring!

Bottling of 2014 wines is complete

11 new varieties, and bottled just in time to start this year’s harvest. Lots of work to do between now and then, though.

I’m excited to be bottling

So far we are through the La Crescent, Frontenac Blanc, Frontenac Gris, Seyval Blanc, Talon Crest, Traminette, Merlot, and Syrah. Today we have Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc/Syrah. Tomorrow is the Rubique blend. Then it’s time to get ready for harvest and start it all over again!